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Iga Swiatek is the queen of Roland Garros: she retained the title after beating Muchova in the final

2023-06-10T16:43:11.775Z

Highlights: Iga Swiatek beat Karolina Muchova 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the final at Roland Garros. The Polish, number one in the WTA ranking, won her third title in Paris. She became the first woman to defend the title since the Belgian Justin Henin in 2007. Muchova, 26, was on the verge of getting the second title of her career and the first Grand Slam (she was only champion in Seoul in September 2019)


The Polish, number 1 in the WTA ranking, won against the Czech 6-2, 5-7 and 6-4, and thus achieved her third championship in Paris and her fourth Grand Slam.


Iga Swiatek, number one in the WTA ranking, confirmed her status as tennis queen by winning the title for the third time at Roland Garros. The Polish beat Czech Karolina Muchova 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in a match that, at times, was a coin in the air. In this way he stayed with the fourth Grand Slam title of his career.

The decisive duel at the Philippe Chatrier stadium looked like a parade for the world number one who, supported by a solid serve (she won 74% of the points she played with her first serve), took the first set 6-2 in 45 minutes of play.

At the start of the second chapter, the reigning champion, who had lost in the only previous meeting against Muchova (4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the Prague Open in 2019), got a break and took a 3-0 lead that pointed a smooth path to victory.

However, the Czech reacted to take a 5-4 lead and take the lead to stay with the chapter. Although he let that chance slip away, he did not fail again: he stayed again with Swiatek's service and with his he sentenced the sleeve after 68 minutes of activity. That was the first set that the Polish gave up in the contest.

In the decisive episode the nerves began to show and numerous errors were seen. The serve was no guarantee for either of them: they broke four times in the first eight games. In the ninth, Muchova, who in the semifinals had left the world number two, the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, in the ditch, had a break point that could have put her before a huge chance, but Swiatek got out of the quagmire.

And then the champion, who had reached this commitment with a chilling record of 27 wins and only two defeats at Roland Garros, did not deliver more opportunities: she pressed, took advantage of the mistakes of her rival and ended up closing the duel in two hours and 46 minutes thanks to a double fault of Muchova (her third in the match).

In this way, Swiatek, just 22 years old, added his third crown at Roland Garros (he had won in 2020 and 2022) and his fourth Grand Slam (he also won the US Open 2022). She also became the first woman to defend the title since the Belgian Justin Henin achieved it in 2007.

Instead, Muchova, 26, was on the verge of getting the second title of her career and the first Grand Slam (she was only champion in Seoul in September 2019). Anyway, these two weeks of very high level will allow her to jump from 43rd to 16th place in the WTA ranking.

See also

Djokovic and a Roland Garros final in which he plays against Ruud and against the history books

Casper Ruud, the guy who gets bigger in the Grand Slams

Source: clarin

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